Blue water and bright sunshine don't belong with dull, washed-out colors. Nope. That's why the definition of an amazing beach destination (at least, in our dictionary) is one that's bursting with colors. All of these spots fits that criteria, and then some.
As the second smallest town in the famous Cinque Terre (five villages connected by a walking path), this northern Italian destination is a popular spot for tourists. It's also a fishing village full of colorful buildings and some of the best deep-water swimming around.
The Jersey Shore is home to this adorable town known for its grand and vibrant Victorian homes. In fact, the historic district has , hotels and inns, as well as several different blue beaches to choose from.
Part of the reason this beach town is known for being a hot party spot is the vibrant and colorful colors it exudes. It doesn't hurt that the water is a teal color, providing the perfect backdrop for drinks by the sea on a neon stool.
This picturesque fishing village is one of Italy's best kept secrets and a popular summer escape located just two hours from Milan. Fun fact: This brightly-colored town the women who watched the city while their fishermen husbands were away at work.
If you can't get enough Millennial Pink, you're going to fall hard for this pink sand beach. It's located along the island's Atlantic Ocean side and is the result of the sand being filled with microscopic coral insects called , which have a pink shell.
Along the cliffside of this southern Italian town is a pebble beachfront and steep waterfront filled with some of the brightest and most colorful buildings ever. Not to mention there are plenty of white beaches and sea caves to explore while you're there.
There's nothing like watching the sun set at the beach — except, maybe, watching the Northern Lights dance in the sky. The beach in the town of Vik is a tranquil place to catch this colorful show, while listening to the waves crash.
Along the sand on Brighton Beach is a row of colorful bathing boxes that do their best job stealing the attention away from the blue ocean. Each one was personally decorated by the owner, so they boast an assortment of colors and styles.
In 1931, an affluent judge and his wife bought a section of houses in this historic city and painted them pastel. Their neighbors followed suit, leading to a street dubbed "Rainbow Row" and many other colorful moments sprinkled throughout the historic city.
The Kaihalulu Red Sand Beach is the result of the rocks and sand at this shore being high in iron content. When mixed with salty air and sea mist, this leads to a rusty red beach.
Near Cape Cod is this adorable island, which is filled with colorful Victorian homes and a boardwalk full of vibrant restaurants and fun games. It's impossible not to have a smile on your face while strolling along this walkway.
Pastel lovers need to visit this seaside town immediately. In the 19th century, most of the buildings along the water were white, but the governor at the time got migraines from the reflections off of the exteriors of these buildings, so he asked everyone to paint their homes a new color.
The crystal clear water surrounding these small coral islands enclosed by a shallow lagoon in the middle of the Indian Ocean is famous. Pair that with white sand and you've got the most gorgeous blue water ever known to man.
There's a reason this city is nicknamed "The Jewel of the Pacific." It's essentially a cliffside beach town filled with brightly-colored buildings and is one of the most underrated destinations in the country.
Did you know this city is the rainbow capital of the world? It's located next to Oahu's windward mountains, which produce daily rain showers that are often followed by sunshine, resulting in tons of these colorful meteorological phenomenons.
Since the shoreline of this beach is shaped like a bay, it doesn't catch any swell, making the water quiet and relaxed. Apparently, starfish love this atmosphere because they flock to this beach by the hundreds.
Marini di Praia is a pebble beach located at the foot of a cliff on the Amalfi Coast and home to several restaurants and even one of the in the world. But it's the bright blue umbrellas and water that earns it a spot on this list.
Not only is this coastal town in the Western Cape Province of Africa full of lush green vegetarian and orange sandstone cliffs, but the homes feature a variety of different colored roofs, too.
People are traveling from all over to visit this country, in part because it's known for having some of the clearest water in the world. As if that weren't enough, the long-tail boats usually sport colorful ties on the ends that are the definition of happy.
This resort city is located on the southern tip of Mexico's Baja California peninsula and is where tourists flock for water activities and nightlife. As a result, the bright colors often featured in Mexican culture is in full force, which you can see from this dreamy outdoor restaurant.
Since this beach town is located just 15 miles from the Spanish border, the culture is a mix from both countries. As a result, vacationers from all walks of life seek out this colorful holiday destination.
Ready for another colorful Hawaiian beach? Well, Papakolea is one of only four green sand beaches in the world and gets its color from olivine sand eroded out of enclosing collapsed cinder cones.
Even though the buildings in the second largest city in Tunisia are mostly white, when paired with blue umbrellas and the blue ocean, it becomes a colorful oasis. It doesn't hurt that purple Bougainvillea flowers are common here, too.
Located just 30 minutes outside of Lisbon, this city is a popular beach escape and a favorite party spot for young people. As a result, the town is filled with colorful cafes, bars and dance clubs.
Glass Beach is a must-visit destination in this California town. While it used to be a dumping ground for glass and trash, clean up crews took over in the late '60s and all that's left today are smooth pieces of sea glass sprinkled in to create a colorful and vibrant beach.
Even though the world is full of white sand beaches, Hyams Beach in this Australian town was named the whitest by the . In comparison, the water and everything else on the coastline is shockingly vibrant.
This capital city of the Bahamas was first founded in 1656 and is full of history and color. It's also home to the famous Atlantis resort, which is an ocean-themed escape full of pools, waterslides and more.
The neighborhood of Bo Kaap in this South African beach destination uses bright hues to distinguish different addresses and is one of the most colorful communities ever. The beach is no exception, as it's lined with primary-colored huts.
A short drive from this town is the famous Punaluu Black Sand Beach, which is the result of volcanic activity. You see, the sand is made out of basalt, which is created by lava flowing into the ocean and exploding in the cool water. The green plants and blue water pop in comparison to the dark shoreline.